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Together, we can reduce the impact of diabetes.

 

We are funded by the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS), the Victorian State Governement, private grants, partnerships, philanthropic gifts and together with the generosity of our supporters, we provide:

Impact stories

   

 

Why Robert chose to leave a gift in his will to Diabetes Victoria

Robert and his late wife Janice have had a personal connection with Diabetes Victoria since Robert was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008....

Diabetes Victoria highlights the importance of community involvement

People with diabetes spend around 8 hours yearly with health professionals, managing their condition independently for the remaining 8,752 hours...

Making Sense of sensors

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems are valuable for managing diabetes, but mastering their efficient use can be challenging.……

The research topics that matter most to Australians affected by diabetes

A report released by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes highlights the research that matters most to Australians ……

Bright future for leaders of tomorrow

Holli McDougall was among this year’s Future Leaders graduates – a diverse group of inspiring young adults.……

Edith James recognised for vital contribution to peer support group

Recently, the Diabetes Victoria peer support team visited the Essendon and District Diabetes Support Group....

Arnold Castillo on the importance of connecting with CALD communities

“People with diabetes go on different journeys. We share the same condition, but we have many different experiences,”...

The research topics that matter most to Australians affected by diabetes

A report released by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD) highlights the research...

Helen Barnett on why she is leaving a gift to Diabetes Victoria in her will

“Nothing should stop you going out on adventures, even having type 1.”...

Outstanding contributions honoured

Congratulations to Dr Susan Alberti AC and Cheryl Steele for making a difference to the lives of people living with, or affected by, diabetes....

Peer support network recognised

COVID-19 and lockdowns threw a curveball at Diabetes Victoria's....

Meet Deb Gooley – an outstanding woman advocating for children with type 1 diabetes

Diabetes Victoria’s Deb Gooley is a nurse, midwife and diabetes educator who has worked...

Victorian researchers secure new funding for pivotal diabetes research

Victorian diabetes researchers have secured 10 funded research projects representing over 50 percent of...

A 50-year legacy: Albury Wodonga Diabetes Support Group

A Christmas in July event was a vibrant, joyful celebration of the Albury Wodonga Diabetes Support Group’s 50th year....

The Global Pledge to End Diabetes Stigma Proudly Launched in Melbourne

In a historic event held at Fed Square on World Diabetes Day, a global pledge to end diabetes stigma was officially launched...

Making sense of sensors with Trisha Dunning Scholarship recipient

Before she was announced as one of the inaugural recipients of the Trisha Dunning Scholarship in 2021, Belinda Moore’s...

Five minutes with dietitian Ivan Chan

We caught up with Ivan Chan, one of our accredited practising dietitians (APDs) at Diabetes Victoria...

Documentary explores the history of diabetes camps

Diabetes camps have a long history in Victoria. A documentary released by the...

The lifelong impact of diabetes camps

From the outside looking in, a Diabetes Camp looks exactly like any other summer or sleepaway camp...

Diabetes Victoria brings together next generation of leaders

Now in its second year, the Future Leaders program brings together young adults...

An interview with Susanne Baxandall

We are fortunate at Diabetes Victoria to be surrounded by inspiring women every day...

Jess runs for kids living with type 1 diabetes

In April 2019, four years into her seven-year journey studying Medicine at Melbourne Uni...

Campers back in business

Good things take time, great things take a little longer – this saying...

Glen takes on Down Under 135 for Diabetes

In 2014, Glen Wilkins was concerned with how his weight was affecting his health...

See you next Summer! Lasting friendships formed at Diabetes Camps

The first of our Summer Diabetes Camps was five days of fun and freedom...

Diabetes Victoria volunteers making a world of difference

Diabetes Victoria proudly stands alongside numerous organisations across the nation...

Member family fun day a sell out

Selling out in just 24 hours with over 400 registrants among our kids and teens members...

Meet Professor Jane Speight PhD

The conversation around diabetes can be extremely damaging for Australians living with it. MYKE BARTLETT speaks to Jane Speight...

Nurses make the difference in diabetes management

We spoke with our very own diabetes nurse educator, Catherine Amadio to share some of the work she does here at Diabetes Victoria...

“I felt giddy but I didn’t recognise it” - Alan

Alan was looking forward to his retirement – but received the unexpected diagnosis of type 2 diabetes instead...

Campers getting together again

There were a lot of smiles & giggles when our campers had another chance to catch...

What diabetes stigma means to me - Simon

Nineteen years ago, a GP looked grimly at his heavily overweight, sweating, grumpy patient there to get a diagnosis for what was ailing him...

Rob’s journey to better health with the Life! program

After noticing his weight escalate and stress levels becoming unmanageable, Rob...

Meet Sven Pohlsen | Gwen Scott Grant Sucess Story

Meet Sven Pohlsen, who was successful in the 2021 Gwen Scott grant program and received...

Interview with Aunty Faye Clarke – Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC)

When I argued for my role, I unrealistically proposed that id’ be able to see people, do their...

“I was determined to not sit around do nothing”- Norman

Diabetes Victoria member Norman has faced a number of health challenges over the years. Yet, neither type 2 diabetes nor...

HypoActive supporting camps program

A huge thankyou to all HypoActive members who have donated $8600 to Diabetes Victoria’s camps program...

80 reasons to celebrate - Anna's story

When Anna Moresby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1940, she wasn’t expected to live to see her 30th birthday...

Meet Steve Flint | Gwen Scott Grant Success Story

Accredited practising dietitian Steve Flint has supported people with diabetes to improve their health and wellbeing for many years...

Werribee diabetes support group celebrates 20 years

Founded in late 1998, the Werribee type 2 diabetes support group recently celebrated two decades of support in the Wyndham area – well done!...

ACBRD - A decade of difference in diabetes

ACBRD reached another milestone by celebrating its 10th birthday. Since 2010, the ACBRD has changed the way many people think and talk about diabetes...

Letters from kids camp

Each year Diabetes Camps Victoria provide an opportunity for children and adolescents living with type 1 diabetes to come together in the fun and supportive environment of the diabetes camps...

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What we do

$21 million

Allocated to fund diabetes research through Diabetes Australia Research Program (DARP).

280,000+

Calls responded through the NDSS helpline in 2022.

75,000+

Victorians have participated in the Life! Program.

$200,000+

Allocated to Gwen Scott Grant Program.

37,000+

Members across Victoria reached.

Why we do it

For over 70 years, Diabetes Victoria has been the peak consumer body working closely with the community to reduce the impact of diabetes.
 
With your support, we continue to:
 

Fund world-class diabetes research
Deliver education and support programs
Provide resources and tools to empower people living with diabetes
Upskill health professionals
Deliver diabetes camps for children, young adults and families
Listen to people affected by diabetes
Advocate for the diabetes community

 
Together, we can truly make a difference and work towards a brighter future where diabetes can do no harm.

Learn more about our impact hereAnnual Impact report.